Hawai’i vs TMT

Last month, Hawaii Gov. David Ige announced his support for building the TMT, saying the project has the right to proceed. University of Hawaii President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney said they were prepared to move quickly to implement changes to management of the mountain. Now construction is set to resume Wednesday on the Thirty Meter Telescope on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea.

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The movement “Sacred Mauna Kea Hui” will be present Wednesday (as they have for many months) in an attempt to hault construction.

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(Photo taken by Cory Lum of Civil Beat)

The good men and women a part of Sacred Mauna Kea Hui had a few things to say regarding the event that will be happening tomorrow.

“SMKH reaffirms strongly, proudly and with all aloha our commitment to reinforce the blockade and continue to pursue legal routes while being forced to protect the Mauna with our bodies.”

“SMKH strongly feels that many laws have been circumvented that make UH, DLNR, the State of Hawaii and the TMT project disparagingly liable for breach of law and legal processes and with the Supreme Court case confirmed that it would be illegal, immoral and unethical for the TMT project and its supporters to disallow the full and entire process of law to run its course regardless of the Governor’s relinquishing of responsibility in giving the OK for the TMT project to move forward.”

Salute to all the individuals who are on the mountain at this moment. Defending the land and culture. Stay strong and know that even though not all of us can be there physically, we are there spiritually.

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